Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One night in June

An evening of poetry with Sharon Caseburg & Ariel Gordon

Where: Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street
When: Thursday, June 4, 7:00 pm

Please join Sharon & Ariel and their guests Tim Schouten and Neil Besner as they launch chapbooks from presses in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Montreal.

In addition to the readings, the event will feature visual art by Tim Schouten [whose artwork "Untitled #117 (In the Absence of Horses)" is the cover of Guidelines] and Debbie Caseburg Tyson.

There will ALSO be one of EAT! Bistro's splendid cakes and refreshments!

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The Books

Ariel Gordon’s Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1999 (Rubicon Press), explores what it means to ground oneself in landscape and family. These prose poems vividly chronicle the journey undertaken by two sisters to reconcile with their family’s past, and, over the course of their travels, with each other. A truly beautiful collection by a talented writer, this chapbook strikes a delicate balance between understanding the past and moving forward with strength into the future.

sleepwalking - poetry by Sharon Caseburg, jacket design and handwork by Debbie Caseburg Tyson - is a long elegy, elegant and other-worldly, wrapped in silk. With care and caution, sleepwalking considers what’s left when one is left behind. Published by JackPine Press.

Rutting Season, published by Montreal’s Buffalo Runs Press, is an engaging and accessible mini-anthology that features the poetry of three fresh voices in Canadian poetry and places these poets into a critical conversation with each other. Ariel Gordon, Michael Lithgow, and Linda Besner put their heads together in this unique collection.

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Poet Biographies

Sharon Caseburg is a Winnipeg-based writer, editor and book designer who splits her time between producing other people’s books and writing her own. Her poetry and critical writing have appeared in numerous Canadian publications.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor. Her poetry has recently appeared in fine lit mags such as Carousel, QWERTY, and PRISM International and even circulated on buses in Manitoba and Alberta. After a handmade limited-edition chapbook with Kingsville’s Palimpsest Press sold out in fall 2008, Ariel's first full collection of poetry, Hump, is slated for publication with Palimpsest in spring 2010.

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Artist Biographies

Debbie Caseburg Tyson is an Edmonton-based fibre artist and instructor who indulges her passion for colour and texture in both contemporary quilt art and embroidery disciplines. Her work resides nationally in both private and public collections.

Tim Schouten is a Winnipeg-based artist who maintains a studio on his ranch near Petersfield, Manitoba where he lives with his wife, dogs and five horses. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the U.S. and his work can be found in private, corporate and public collections.


Brenda Schmidt said...

Sounds wonderful!

Ariel Gordon said...

Thanks, B...wish you could be there!

Brenda Schmidt said...

Me too!

tracy said...

I keep getting Elvis in my head singing "One night in June/is what I'm praying now for/The things we two could plan/Would make my dream come true."

Congrats, and good luck with it! I really wish I could be there!

medstudentitis said...

I linked here from Brenda Schmidt's blog after seeing her picture of a little white bird creamer that she said you had given here. My mother has the same one and I'm desperately looking to locate more for my wedding centerpieces. I was wondering if you could tell me where you got it? My email is and I would really appreciate it if you could give me any lead!


Ariel Gordon said...

Tracy - that's a perfect quote! And I'll imagine both you and B in the front row. Wait, all the heckling would be distracting. I'll imagine you in the hallway...

Dear KM, I believe I got the bird creamer at the McNally Robinson Grant Park store in Winnipeg.